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Darvel (East Ayrshire, Scotland) DAB transmitter

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This transmitter has no current reported problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Darvel (East Ayrshire, Scotland) transmitter.

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Friday, 2 June 2017

10:48 AM

Linda Todd:

There are no currently reported problem with the Darvel transmitter.

Please supply a full post code so that we contributors can check the transmission and reception condition at your precise location, a partial post code is not sufficient as it can vary along a road.

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MikeP's 3,055 posts GB
Thursday, 25 January 2018
Victoria Grugan
4:38 PM

every so often we do not have pictures on certain channels 70/40/63/etc it breaks up and then nothing, all other channel are ok. It has only happened since before Christmas and have been at this location since 1970. Why

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Victoria Grugan's 1 post GB

5:09 PM

Victoria Grugan: The obvious answer is that you quite likely have a fault with your aerial system somewhere such as a loose connection or damaged cable etc, so start by checking all the cables and connections behind your TV. What signal strength and quality readings do you have on the channels that are breaking up? Please provide a full postcode so that we can see which transmitter you're using, where you are in relation to it and your predicted signal strength etc.

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StevensOnln1's 2,821 posts GB
Thursday, 7 June 2018
Sarah durham
8:17 AM

Can someone hrlp. Most of my free view channels are coming up no signal. My area is supplied by the Darrel transmitter. Darvel east ayrshire Scotland. It was working last night. I have tried to 're tune tv and still nothing. What do you suggest

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Sarah durham's 1 post GB

12:48 PM

Sarah durham: Retuning was a bad idea as all you are doing is deleting all of your channels and searching for them again when they are already tuned. Have you checked for any loose or damaged cables or connections behind your TV? Please provide a full postcode so that we can see where you are in relation to the transmitter and your predicted coverage etc.

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StevensOnln1's 2,821 posts GB
Thursday, 4 October 2018
11:39 AM

Hi, I am served by darvel transmitter and since the retune I have had problems with my freeview reception, anything above channel 11 is either blocky or unwatchable, I have 2 tv's through a booster and 1 is ok, the other is the one having problems, it is hooked up via a Humax box so I can record and I have tried retuning it without success. Aerial is in the loft and the quality is 100% and strenth is 50%. can anybody help?

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Andy's 1 post US

12:12 PM

Andy: Chances are you have a Group A aerial which is not designed to cover all of the frequencies now in use at Darvel. If you don't have satellite or cable you should be eligible to have a replacement wideband aerial fitted free of charge, which can be arranged by contacting the Freeview Advice Line (see link below).

Important changes to Freeview TV signals | Freeview

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StevensOnln1's 2,821 posts US
Monday, 15 April 2019
Jim Armour
2:06 PM

Monday 15th April 2019. Radio 3 is just a crackling noise on all my radios at home and car (FM) but I don't see any scheduled maintainence in progress or any suggestion of a problem with the Darvel transmitter

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